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Saturday, December 8, 2012
GREAT QUOTES - FROM - SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR - Post.2 dt 09-Dec-2012
Ravishankar is the apostle of peace,
love and Yoga in today’s world torn by violence and unrest of all sorts.
words are always a big treat for his disciplies, followers and fans spread all
over the world.
some of his recent Quotable Quotes . I do Hope, the readers will love them. Due
to the number of quotes, I am putting them in 2 blogposts. This is the SECOND –
and is preceded by the First Post. Kindly read both of them Post.1 URL : click here for Post.1.:
1.You bring all your
wealth in front of you and say, ‘God has given me all this. I am so thankful!'
Gold, silver is all just an outer symbol. The real wealth is deep within us.
There is so much love, peace and joy. Wisdom is the real wealth. Your
character, your confidence are the real wealth. When you move with a connection
to the Divinity, there is nothing that is richer than this.
2.I appeal to everybody to celebrate Diwali
without firecrackers and respect the environment. May your words and feelings be the sweets you distribute.
May craving and aversion vanish from your life
like the firecrackers.
May you light lamps of knowledge and wisdom.
Celebrate Diwali and make life a celebration.
3.The senses are like fire. Whatever you put into
your senses burns in this fire. A fire that creates light and warmth is of high
quality. A fire that creates light and a little smoke is of medium quality. The
fire that creates smoke and darkness is of low quality. Learn to distinguish
these different fires. When your senses are engaged in goodness, then you will
create light and fragrance.
4.If there is fear or confusion in your life, it
is because of a lack of commitment. An uncommitted mind is miserable. A
committed mind may experience rough weather but will reap the fruits of its
5.Now and then, in life, a pinch of
unpleasantness comes. Do you know why? It makes you aware of your pleasantness.
In order to keep you alive, now and then, nature gives you a little pinch. It
makes life more lively. Accept it.
6.Q: I would love having a joint family. But I am
little afraid if there is any disadvantage involved?
Sri Sri: There are some
disadvantages in a joint family, too. But when a family is broken into nuclear
families, husband, wife and kids, there is nobody else to quarrel with! So, they
end up quarrelling among themselves. And then the kids and the parents
separate, too. The advantage of joint family is that they live together even
after quarrels. People are going back to family values and the joint family
system all over the world now. It is also very important to keep on the
tradition of celebrating festivals with the whole family coming together.
7.Kick all complaints about anybody or anything
out of your head. Then you become useful to this world.
8.Q: It is said that when we take one step
towards the Guru, he takes ten towards us. If we take one step backwards, what
does he do? Sri Sri: Wait for you to take a step forward.
9.When we were born we were dependent. When we
grow old we will be dependent. In between, in these few years, we think that we
are very independent. That is an illusion. On the other side, if you take a
look at the spirit, the consciousness, it has been independent throughout. This
is very subtle. We are a combination of both dependence and independence – body
10.On this path, the first rule is stop blaming
yourself. What is spirituality? It is getting in touch with yourself, the core
of your being. If you keep blaming yourself, how can you go near yourself? You
will never want to be with someone who blames. You can never be at peace, you
can never dive inside and you can never transcend when you keep doing it. So
never blame yourself.
11.Generally, if someone is very bad, you will
just move away from them. But when you hate them, that means, there is a deep
connection that you are unable to get away from. You want to be with them, that
is why you start disliking them. One, who is caught in the whirlpool of mind,
only deserves compassion, not anger.
12.I tell you, deep inside you is a fountain of
bliss, a fountain of joy. Deep inside, your center core is truth, light, love;
there is no guilt there, there is no fear there.
13.Brave are those who nurture friendships for
only friendship’s sake. Such friendships will never die.
14.The strength of a relationship lies in its ability
to accommodate rough patches. How well you handle it gives you skills. See the
situation as an opportunity to learn to adapt, to be accommodating. Excel in
exhibiting your character rather than changing the other person. If the
relationship comes from a space of giving rather than need, it is a good
15.Have one dream for yourself and one dream for
the world. And if both of them are the same, that is the best! But even if they
are not, it is ok. Just see that they are not in conflict with each other.
16.Of the six billion people on this planet, there
are hardly a few thousand who cause terrorism and the whole world is affected.
Don’t you think that with the same law, the reverse will also work? Just a few
thousand of us, being really peaceful, loving & caring for the whole planet
— can we not bring a transformation?
17.Dream the impossible. Know that you are born in
this world to do something wonderful and unique; don't let this opportunity
pass by. Give yourself the freedom to dream and think big.
18.The greatest offering is yourself. After all,
why do you get sad? Mainly because you are not able to achieve something in
life. At such times, surrender everything to the all knowing God. The greatest
power is in surrender to the Divine. It is like a drop owning the ocean. If a
drop remains separate, it will perish. But when it becomes the ocean, it is
19.Do not look for God somewhere in the sky, but
see him in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, water, trees and animals.
20.How? Only when you see God in yourself. Only
Gods can worship Gods.
21.All the people in the world smile in the same
22.Keep your heart in a safe place; it is too
delicate. Events, small things, make strong impressions on it. And you cannot
find a better place than the Divine to keep your heart safe and your mind sane.
23.The whole universe is nothing but groups of atoms,
groups of qualities, of energy. Gana means group and a group cannot exist
without a lord. Ganesha was born from the unmanifest transcendental
consciousness called Shiva. Just as when atoms bond, matter comes into
existence; so when all the fragmented aspects of human consciousness bond,
Divinity happens effortlessly and that is the birth of Ganesha from Shiva.
24.Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers.
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
25.You can see love everywhere in this creation if
only you have the eyes to see it.
26.Meditation makes you realize that the kingdom
of God is within.
27.I know life is a game. You know life is a game.
28.What you cannot win with guns, you can win
through love. The most powerful thing in the world is love. We can win the
hearts of people through love. The victory that comes out of ego is worth
nothing. Even if you win in ego, it is a loss. Even if you lose in love, it's a
29.Know that you are a student forever. Knowledge
may come to you from any corner. When you are always looking to learn, you will
stop underestimating others. Humility will dawn in your life. Each occasion
teaches you and each person teaches you. The world is your teacher.
30.Enlightenment is being alone in a crowd; a
feeling of oneness in a crowd – this is a sign of wisdom.
31.If you allow the universe to work through you,
you will find life takes to another level of existence.
Master is a doorway. When you are out in the street in hot sun or stuck in rain
and thunder, you feel the need for a shelter. Once you enter the door, the
world looks so much more beautiful; it is a place filled with love, joy,
cooperation, compassion and
all virtues. Looking through the doorway there is no fear. From inside your
home, you can look at the thunder, at the storm and yet be relaxed as you are
in the shelter. Such a sense of security, fullness and joy comes. That is the
purpose of having a Master.
33.Walk lightly on this planet and yet leave such
a footprint that cannot be erased for thousands of years!
34.f you are loving then you are welcomed
everywhere in the world. If you can feel and be one with people anywhere you
go, then people are ready to do anything for you.